Day: April 11, 2018

Germany appoints commissioner to fight anti-Semitism

Source: Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Germany has appointed a career diplomat as its commissioner to coordinate government activities against anti-Semitism, a new job that reflects rising concerns over the issue. The government said Wednesday that Felix Klein, the foreign ministry’s coordinator for relations with Jewish organizations since 2014, will […]

Traditional antisemitism is back, global study finds

Source: The Guardian Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent  A placard at a protest outside parliament in London on 26 March. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA Feelings of insecurity are widespread among European Jews as a result of the resurgence of the extreme right, a heated anti-Zionist discourse on the left and radical Islam, according […]

Converting to Buddhism as a Form of Political Protest

Source: The Atlantic Low-caste Indians are leaving Hinduism en masse—partly to stick it to their prime minister. A conversion ceremony in Shirasgaon, India, in 2018Krithika Varagur  BY KRITHIKA VARAGUR  SHIRASGAON, India—More than 500 low-caste Hindus filled the Veera Maidan, an open field at the edge of a dusty Maharashtra village, […]